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Welcome! I am BL Barnett , an independent artist, living in Iowa.
My jewelry’s theme is Horses, Mules, Catahoula Dogs, and wildlife. I am self taught in the artisan of metalwork, in particular the precious metal of Silver. I have no one else helping me make my items, except on occasion I will pull my daughter in on a project to bounce ideas off of.
My passions are my horses, my mules and my Catahoula dogs, which I reflect in my jewelry pieces.
My home and studio are located on a beautiful wooded acreage along the Des Moines River in the heart of Iowa. I gain inspiration from my own animals and use them for my references and models. Occasionally I will ask someone for the use of their photograph to create a piece.
The medium I am using is Precious Metal Clay also known as PMC. PMC was invented in the 1990s by a company called Mitsubishi as a way to use silver from discarded electronics and more; therefore, all of my pieces contain at least 40% silver from industrial waste. What a way to be green!
All of the pieces I design are 99.9% Fine Silver or 99.9% Silver or 96.2% silver or a new Sterling Silver. All of the jump rings, wires, and ear wires will be either Sterling or Argentium Silver. Somes times I will use brass or bronze for contrast or to complement the piece.
My pieces are all lovingly hand created and carved. I will start my idea as a doodle or thumbnail on paper then move my design process to my computer working out a design or a drawing more accurately. I will then move that idea to my Silver, working it and carving it creating an heirloom quality piece.
More original equine related merchandise coming soon .
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